Brazil won three gold medals in the team dispute at the Parapan American Archery Championship, in Santiago, Chile, this Thursday (24). There were two in the open composite arc, with the team formed by Jane Karla and Helena de Moraes, and the men’s team with Reinaldo Vagner Ferreira and Diogo Souza. The other came in the men’s W1, with Hélcio Perilo and Eugênio Franco. The country still took a bronze in the mixed compound.
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Ranking stage leader, the men’s compound arch team entered the dispute in the semifinals. Against Canada, the team won by 146 to 134. In the final, they had a much tougher opponent, the United States, and achieved a great comeback. Brazil was behind the scoreboard in the first three sets and got the turnaround in the last one, winning by a difference of one point: 151 to 150.
Only four teams competed in the tournament’s knockout round for women’s teams in the women’s composite arc. Second in the ranking phase, Brazil beat Mexico in the semifinal by 143 to 135. In the final, they had a surprise ahead: Chile, who defeated the United States in the semifinal. Jane and Helena were perfect in the decision and won easily, by 147 to 124.
Who needed to win just one fight to take the gold was the men’s team in the W1 category. Hélcio Perilo and Eugênio Franco were in first place in the ranking and, as the tournament has only three teams, they were directly guaranteed in the final. There, they faced the United States and were superior, winning by 143 to 133.
Brazil still took a bronze this morning in the archery Parapan. In the mixed dispute of the open compound, Jane Karla and Reinaldo Vagner took the bronze medal. They were in first place in the ranking, but fell in the semifinal against Mexico, by 144 to 143. In the dispute for third place, the duo beat the United States by 149 to 143. Colombia beat Mexico in the final and took the gold.
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